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Cincinnati Man Arrested While Walking with Cappuccino in Viral Video Re-Arrested for Photographing Police in Courthouse

Cincinnati Man Arrested While Walking with Cappuccino in Viral Video Re-Arrested for Photographing Police in Courthouse

On February 6, 2016, Charles "Chris" Harrell was walking down the street drinking coffee while Cincinnati police officer Baron Osterman followed him on a bicycle. Harrell began recording Osterman with his cell phone, alleging that Osterman was racially profiling him. Osterman’s action ...
Manslaughter Charge Dropped for Ex-Con Son Of NYPD Cop Accused of Killing Activist Before Fleeing

Manslaughter Charge Dropped for Ex-Con Son Of NYPD Cop Accused of Killing Activist Before Fleeing

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance this week dropped the manslaughter charge against the ex-con son of a well-connected NYPD family who was caught on video driving onto a sidewalk while texting before striking and killing an outspoken civil rights activist, then fleeing the scene on fo ...
Video: NYPD Sergeant with History of Excessive Force Used Chokehold on Black Lives Matter Protester

Video: NYPD Sergeant with History of Excessive Force Used Chokehold on Black Lives Matter Protester

The Civilian Complaint Review Board, the New York City agency that investigates cases of NYPD misconduct, has substantiated complaints of a police sergeant using a chokehold on a Black Lives Matter protester that I caught on video in August of last year. The banned maneuver, which con ...
New York  Post Fails to Report Disgraceful Back Story When Calling NYPD Protesters Disgraceful

New York Post Fails to Report Disgraceful Back Story When Calling NYPD Protesters Disgraceful

On Saturday, the New York City Police Department antagonized a permitted march and rally against police terror with several legally dubious tactics, as PINAC News first reported. Despite the march and rally being planned for many months and fully permitted by the City, the New York Po ...
NYPD Arrests Peaceful Protester Carrying 2-Year-Old Child and 10 Others at #RiseUpOctober March Against Police Terror

NYPD Arrests Peaceful Protester Carrying 2-Year-Old Child and 10 Others at #RiseUpOctober March Against Police Terror

The NYPD violently arrested a peaceful protester holding his two-year-old child on his shoulders Saturday, allegedly for standing on a park bench, as well as 10 other peaceful protesters at a demonstration against police violence. The rally and march, organized by the Stop Mass Incarc ...
NYPD Illegally Arrests Protesters in New Video, Transports Them “Where No One Will Find Them”

NYPD Illegally Arrests Protesters in New Video, Transports Them “Where No One Will Find Them”

"All lives will matter," echoed through the street as protesters chanted in call and response, "When Black Lives Matter!" "What's his name?" they called out. "Jeremy McDole!" the crowded replied. "Justice for?" Again the crowd cried back, "Jeremy McDole!" A white-shirted N ...
Cleveland Cops Assault, Arrest, Interrogate Peaceful Protester For Holding Tamir Rice Photo at Public Meeting

Cleveland Cops Assault, Arrest, Interrogate Peaceful Protester For Holding Tamir Rice Photo at Public Meeting

Dominique Knox was peacefully protesting the police killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice at a Cleveland City Council meeting on Monday when he was unlawfully arrested by the Cleveland Police, the same agency that killed Tamir, who was legally playing with a pellet gun in the open-carry stat ...
UPDATED: NYPD Arrests Peaceful Protesters ‘Obstructing Car Traffic’ on Closed Street, Target Organizers Who Speak Out

UPDATED: NYPD Arrests Peaceful Protesters ‘Obstructing Car Traffic’ on Closed Street, Target Organizers Who Speak Out

(Updated with Video on 10/21/2015) New York City Black Lives Matter activists took to the streets Monday night for Jeremy McDole, a 28-year-old disabled man who was shot & killed by four Wilmington Delaware police officers as he sat injured in his wheelchair last month. New York C ...
NYPD Confiscates Cell Phone Video of Fatal Encounter with Emotionally Disturbed Man, Refusing to Release It

NYPD Confiscates Cell Phone Video of Fatal Encounter with Emotionally Disturbed Man, Refusing to Release It

On June 8th of this year, Mario Ocasio died during an encounter with New York City police in his own apartment. The NYPD story and witness accounts of what happened differed in the immediate aftermath. However, there likely would have been little room for discrepancies if the NYPD ...